Do you know
someone who has made a significant
difference in gifted education in the
state of Alabama? The Alabama
Association for Gifted Children is pleased to announce the Awards of Excellence to honor individuals who have made a
difference in the life of a gifted student and/or in gifted education in the school, community, or state. These awards will
be presented during the 2017 AAGC Annual Conference on October 20, 2017.
Submission Guidelines: Judging and Selection of Winners:
exceed 8 pages. Multiple emails with separate letters of support for the same nominee will not be accepted.
"AAGC Awards" in the subject line of the email by 11:59PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
be responsible for applications or responses lost in email. The winning recipients will be selected by judges
appointed for the purpose and by the AAGC using a rubric based upon the “Criteria for Support for Nomination”
and “Category Requirements”.
Their decision will be final. NO further correspondence shall be necessary.
attendance at the awards ceremony at the Conference.
Judging and Selection of Winners:
AAGC Educator Grant
project funded, a guest speaker or a
field trip with your gifted students?
The Alabama Association for Gifted
offers educator grants up to $500 each. The grant must be part of a concept-based curriculum unit.
website. The winning grants will be recognized with the grant monies presented to the educator recipients at the 2017 AAGC
Conference in October, 2017.
Complete the application: AAGC Educator Grant Application
AAGC Student Video Contest
Want to promote the importance of gifted education in the state of Alabama? Do you want your gifted students’ voices and
concerns to be heard?
Have your gifted students to participate in the AAGC Gifted Student Video Contest. Students must create a video that is
2 minutes or less that promotes the 2017 AAGC Conference theme of “Listening to the Voices of Gifted”. Within the video,
have your students explain in their own words “What does being gifted mean? Why is gifted education important? How has
it made a difference in the student’s life?”.
Purpose: To promote the importance of gifted education and the need for funding in Alabama so that ALL gifted students
receive direct gifted services in their districts.
teacher must submit only one entry per
category. Therefore, if you have ten
students who want to submit a
video for the Individual 3/span>rd Grade bracket, you will need to hold a contest to select only ONE entry of ONE individual
student for that bracket. Also, the Whole class bracket will include the video of the whole class and not small groups.
- Only ONE entry per category per school. Therefore, the teacher must hold an “In-House School Contest” to determine
each entry per category, such as Individual ONLY 3rd grade, Individual ONLY 4th grade, Individual Only 5th grade, Individual
6th-8th grades, Individual 9th-12th grades, Whole Class 3rd-5th grades, Whole Class 6th-8th grades, Whole Class 9th-12th
grades. Therefore, if you have ten students who want to submit a video for the Individual 3rd Grade bracket, you will need
to hold an “In-house School Contest” to select only ONE entry of ONE individual student for that bracket. Also, the Whole
Class bracket will include the video of the whole class and not small groups.
- All videos must be uploaded to YouTube and links included on the application forms.
- Categories: Individual Only or Whole Class Only (NO small groups).
- Individual Only brackets: 3rdgrade, 4th grade, 5thgrade, 6th-8th grades, 9th-12th grades.
reproduce, publish, display, broad cast, stream or otherwise use your product in whole or part, in any media including
forms is by 11:59PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Send to Awards/Contests Chairperson Debbie Dumais at AAGCcontests@gmail.com with “AAGC Individual Video” or “AAGC Whole Class Video” in the subject line of